Tablets More Popular than Smartphones as Christmas Gifts

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Christmas Day 2012 Tablet vs. Smartphone ChartThere’s no doubt smartphones are more popular than tablets, but tablets seem to be the preferred gift.

According to mobile-analysis firm Flurry, on Christmas Day, 51% of all the iOS and Android devices activated were tablets. On an average day in December, activations break down to 20% tablets and 80% phones.

The firm said that the big winners were the Apple iPad, Apple iPad mini, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch. Amazon reportedly had a very strong day, increasing by several thousand percent over its baseline of tablet activations over the earlier part of December.

When combined with smartphon sales, there were more iPhones, iPads, Galaxy S IIIs, Kindle Fires, etc. activated than on any other day in history.



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